The laboratory was established in 2022 to conduct research in ecology and geography. In its approaches, the team merges experimental methods of ground-based measurements of ecosystem functioning with the math-based methods of remote sensing (RS) data processing.
The main goal is to develop a set of approaches for RS data processing that will allow to use them most effectively as a source of information about landscape structure and organisation. Thereby, the key research focus of the lab is to develop methods for:
The International Laboratory of Landscape Ecology in the period from October 27 to December 15 holds a series of seminars on the topic "Current approaches and methods in landscape and environmental research". The second seminar of the series took place on November 3, 2022.
On October 27, 2022, the first seminar "Energy and mass transfer of arid ecosystems - research experience at the Forest Yatir biostation in Israel" was held.
In November - December 2022, the International Laboratory of Landscape Ecology will hold a series of seminars: “Actual approaches and methods in landscape-ecological research”. Seminars are held with the participation of a leading foreign specialist, scientific director of the laboratory Fedor Tatarinov.
On October 4, 2022, the Head of the Laboratory, R.B. Sandlersky, took part in the annual seminar "Homeostatic Mechanisms of Biological Systems" organized by the N.K. Koltsov Institute of Developmental Biology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the A.N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Center for Sustainable Development and Environmental Health within the framework of the RAS Program "Biodiversity of Natural systems and biological resources of Russia".
In July-August of the current year, Laboratory employees Anna Derkacheva and Robert Sandlersky took part in field studies of forest geosystems in Northwestern Mongolia as part of the Joint Russian-Mongolian Complex Biological Expedition of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Academy of Sciences of the MPR under the IPEE RAS.
Russian-Israeli scientist Fyodor Tatarinov joined the laboratory.
On July 11-15, 2022, the largest event of the last two years in the field of landscape ecology took place – IALE European Landscape Ecology Congress 2022. For the first time since its foundation, the Congress was held without the participation of Russian scientists.
Research fellow of the International Laboratory of Landscape Ecology Vadim Mamkin participated in working conference to unite existing Russian eddy covariance flux stations into a network.
On April 28, 2022, the head of the laboratory, Robert Sandlersky made a presentation at a career guidance seminar for first-year students of the HSE Faculty of Geography and Geoinformation Technologies.
On March 31, 2022, a joint online seminar was held by the international laboratory of landscape ecology of the National Research University Higher School of Economics, the Laboratory of Biogeocenology IPEE RAS and the laboratory of biogeography of the IG RAS, dedicated to the issues of assessing the carbon balance based on remote sensing data.